Portuguese-born Pedro Dias has been officially appointed as the Director of Football at AmaZulu Football Club with immediate effect.
The 50-year-old brings a wealth of experience from his past as a former professional player, coach, and director of football. He has worked in the USA, Canada and New Zealand including in his home country, Portugal.
AmaZulu President, Sandile Zungu said of the club’s newest member: “It is with absolute pleasure that we welcome Pedro to AmaZulu. After a series of interviews, we are sure that we have our own person.
“He has made Usuthu his assignment. He impressed us in the interviews. We just could not wait for him to land here and begin his role in assisting AmaZulu to develop the Usuthu way, and to see greater intervention between the development ranks and the senior team.”
“Pedro’s role is to oversee and ensure that we reap the full rewards of our investment, for years to come,” Zungu added.
Dias is not a stranger to South African football having visited academies in and around Pretoria, Rustenburg, and Johannesburg in 2015.
The networking exercise also took him to now-defunct Platinum Stars, Ajax Cape Town, and Santos over a two-week period.